Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 161,667

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 161,667

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colts Boys Club Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Atlanta Dance Theatre Inc GA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lynbrook High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 113,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Credit Valley Conservation Foundation Canada Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Black Stone Valley Advocacy Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 609,850

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13110 records found.